уровня IELTS по английскому языку. № 46.
Прочтите текст КЛИНИКА СНА. Для вопросов
с 1 по 6 выберите лучший ответ: A, B, C, D, E или F.
the text below. For questions 1 to 6, choose
the best answer, A, B, C, D, E or F.
person talks about…
sometimes not sleeping enough? C
(2) having difficulties waking up? E
(3) going to bed late? A
(4) feeling sleepy during the day? F
(5) suffering from insomnia? D
(6) having bad dreams?
Personally, I've never had any problems
getting enough sleep. The only problem I
might have is with neighbours that consider
the hours I keep a bit strange. I'm not
exactly what you call an early bird. I guess
it's mainly because of my work, but I've
always been more of a night owl. I like
the stillness of night, it allows me to
connect with my thoughts and relax. I play
my music but not too loud because I don't
want complaints from the neighbours. I'm
just doing my own thing. I feel great and
I'm not hurting anyone so why not?
It all started a few months ago, just after
I left my last job in fact. I think there
must be some issues left unresolved from
that time which I still haven't come to
terms with. It's ironic really when you
consider that I'm under a lot less pressure
now than I was then. I think I just burnt
myself out. The doctor says the nightmares
are just my mind's way of trying to reconcile
the loss of my home and have got nothing
to do with my work. He could be right. I
don't know. What do you think?
There just aren't enough hours in the day
during the week. I'm literally rushed off
my feet from the crack of dawn to last thing
at night. Then when my head hits the pillow,
I'm out like a light. Fortunately, I sleep
like a baby most nights. I don't exactly
bounce out of bed in the mornings but I'm
alright after I've had a shower. Of course,
I have to catch up at the weekends otherwise
I'd be good for nothing. It's probably not
all that healthy but it all adds up in the
end, doesn't it?
At bedtime, my mind is all a buzz, thinking
about this and that. To take my mind off
things, I sometimes get up and play on the
computer until I'm too tired to do even
that. If that doesn't work, I'll read a
book or watch television. My wife says I
should just lie still, which is easier said
than done. I've tried counting sheep but
that's boring as well as ineffective. I've
started taking herbal teas about an hour
before bedtime and although that isn't totally
effective, it does seem to reduce my anxiety
I'm what you might call a heavy sleeper.
I once woke up to find that there had been
a massive storm in the night and just about
every tree in the street had been up-ended.
Quite a shock that was. It doesn't present
much of a problem except when there's a
break to my routine and I've got to get
up earlier than usual or something like
that. Sleeping through the alarm clock used
to be a habit of mine but I think I've cured
myself of it. I practically lost a job once
because I didn't hear the thing go off.
We moved up from London a couple of weeks
ago but I still haven't fully adjusted yet.
To save some money we hired a couple of
big trucks and moved ourselves, but even
then it took us two round trips. It was
definitely worth it in the end though. The
afternoons are most difficult. I can't seem
to get through them without yawning and
wanting to curl up like a kitten. After
lunch all I want to do is have a nap. My
neighbour says that's perfectly natural
and that in plenty of other countries that's
what people do.
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